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dusty wind, cool seasons, harmattan, subtropical climate, Sahara

The Gambia has a subtropical climate with distinct hot and cool seasons. During the cool season, from November to May, the harmattan, a hot, dry, dusty wind, blows from the Sahara. Temperatures range from 16C (60F) in winter to 43C (110F) in summer. The rainy season lasts from June to October. The average annual rainfall is about 1,020 mm (about 40 in).



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dusty wind, cool seasons, harmattan, subtropical climate, Sahara, Gambia, rainy season, average annual rainfall, winter, summer

 
 

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